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Why robots may soon replace fast-food employees

Imagine if the assembly line at your local McDonald's was as automated as the ones that make cars in Detroit.<p>Farfetched? A new report from financial …

Breitling B55 Connected watch puts smartphone at its service

When it comes to mixing smartwatch technology with upmarket analog watches, there's a bit of a dilemma. The design flair and craftsmanship that a …

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

This is the Google Autocomplete game we've been searching for

We hope you didn't have big plans this weekend because Google Feud will automatically fill your time.<p>Google Feud, which launched this week, combines …

AdWords

Meltwater relaunches its PR-watching system for the age of tweets

The newest entry into the social monitoring ecosystem is Meltwater’s completely rebuilt media intelligence platform, which launched today after a $25 million development effort by this veteran collector of news clips and brand mentions for corporate-communications departments.<p>The new release …

Marketers Tricked SXSW Tinder Users With A Chatbot

There are a few universal truths in online dating: most photos are carefully staged, most profiles are slightly puffed-up, and most people on them (and this is clearly fast-changing) are actually human.<p>Until some unlucky Tinder users spotted Ava.<p>A company promoting the movie Ex Machina created a …

Online Dating

YouTube may launch subscription video service for a monthly fee

YouTube may soon have a subscription option for its best original content. A comment buried in a <i>Variety</i> report reveals that the Google-owned video site is "exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service." The service would presumably offer ad-free streaming of certain video …

Televisions

Apple drops requirement for Watch app submissions to need screenshots taken on a physical device

Apple had been confusing many Apple Watch app developers due to some confusing wording in the developer documentation for iTunes Connect, pictured above. The wording indicated that app submissions, including a Watch app, would require at least one screenshot of their app taken on an Apple Watch …

Tech industry's future rooted in blend of design, computer science

An upswell of acquisitions and shifts in company culture are changing how Silicon Valley looks at design. And that's reshaping the tech industry, one of the leading design experts says at SXSW.<p>While the world's first coders helped build the tech industry, its designers will define the industry's …

Silicon Valley

BlackBerry launches a new tablet that's all about security

BlackBerry doesn't exactly have a strong history with tablets. Its first one, the PlayBook, flopped badly, mired by half-baked software and a botched …

No password, no problem: Yahoo rolls out new, phone-based login

Yahoo is rolling out a new, phone-centric login system today that eliminates the need for you to remember a password.<p>Once enabled, the new, “on-demand” passwords work like this: At the Yahoo login screen, you enter your username. Yahoo sends you an SMS message with a brand-new password. You enter …

Facebook updates its Community Standards to explain what it’s banning on the social network

Facebook has updated its Community Standards to help users understand what they can and can’t share on the social network.<p>The revised guidelines clarify Facebook’s policies on a variety of topics, including bullying, threats of violence, self-harm and hate speech. The company is attempting to …

Sam Smith achieves UK music charts double

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Sam Smith secured a UK music charts double on Sunday, topping both the singles and album chart simultaneously, the Official Charts Company said.<p>Sam Smith receives the award for British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in …

Sam Smith

'What momentum?' - Mourinho digs at Arsenal but claims they ARE in the title race

The Chelsea boss is wary of the threat emanating from north London after the Gunners closed to within a point of Manchester City after victory over West Ham<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could not resist a dig at Arsenal following Sunday's 1-1 draw with Southampton but claims Arsene Wenger's men are …

Soccer

Van Gaal says Manchester United win drags Manchester City back into top-four 'rat race'

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United have dragged Manchester City back into the rat race to qualify for the Champions League.<p>United beat …